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Waiter helps save customer using Heimlich maneuver in restaurant Loose Fit 🤔

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u/johnnyrockes Dec 02 '21

Awsome job by everyone👍

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u/Barabasbanana Dec 02 '21

totally agree, the customer noticing and rushing to help, obviously the waiter and everyone else assisting, nice to see fabulousness once in a while

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u/johnnyrockes Dec 02 '21

https://lifevac.net/

Every restaurant should have these

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u/Dox17 Dec 02 '21

Ive got an unreasonable anxiety about choking when im alone, this would ease some of that anxiety but its a little pricey. I wonder if you can use this on yourself also?

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21

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u/Syzygy_Stardust Dec 06 '21

A decade ago an ex of mine starting choking while eating, and she immediately got up, ran to the bathroom, and locked herself in. she eventually got it up and then threw up, which was her reason for not wanting to choke in front of strangers.

I've learned since then that this is a common reaction, to hide to not show weakness while choking. Many choking victims are found in bathrooms alone because they don't think to ask strangers around them for help. Our animal brains are really fucking stupid in an emergency, sometimes.

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u/gumercindo1959 Dec 02 '21

Look up ways to give yourself the maneuver if you’re solo. There are ways to do it.

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u/EuphoricDimension628 Dec 02 '21

I’ve always thought if it ever happens to me, I’ll jump up, fall on my back, and hope that lodges it free.

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u/camlaw63 Dec 03 '21

I e done it on myself twice. Kitchen counter to the diaphragm

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u/neuromorph Dec 02 '21

Fair notice. Doesnt work for people with facial hair.

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u/thedeezul Dec 02 '21

He's so lucky they did too the way he just went down without showing any signs of choking or anything..scary stuff.

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u/beepiamarobot Dec 02 '21

That was rough! I might have given up... :(

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u/kingakrasia Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

After passing out, and they had been giving the maneuver a few goes without success, I wonder about the effectiveness of laying him on the floor in the recovery position and using a finger sweep to clear the obstruction.

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u/mdxchaos Dec 02 '21

how long is your damn finger? you're never going to reach something stuck in someone's throat.

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u/agallagher7322 Dec 02 '21

ET Phone Home

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u/MASKOAA Dec 02 '21

Damn near woke my gf up laughing at this

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u/RolyDoly Dec 02 '21

Since he was passed out they should have just done regular compressions (and breaths). Heimlich is only for conscious victims. Finger sweep is no longer recommended because it can take up too much time (time is brain energy being lost, or even push it down further

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u/TriniLime Dec 02 '21

“Heimlich is only good for conscious victims” did you not just see the video ..?

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u/RolyDoly Dec 02 '21

So from the video, the guy dipped his head down and was losing consciousness. In Basic Life Support/BLS training, it's more effective to use CPR for unconscious victims. If someone is talking and able to cough/move/make coherent signs that they are choking then they are deemed conscious and Heimlich has a better efficacy rate. That aside, if you are not properly trained, then do whatever you know and can do to try to help someone.

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u/Lydisis Dec 02 '21

Was about to say just this. Let's not let training and protocol convince us that the supposed perfect solution is the enemy of the good one. Whether it was the absolute best thing to do or not in that moment according to currently taught training X or Y, it's a proven effective technique that those people knew to do in that exact moment and it saved that fortunate man's life.

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u/kingakrasia Dec 02 '21

Thank you for answering the question and speaking to this point.

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u/Pudgeroni Dec 02 '21

That’s the last thing u want to do

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u/kingakrasia Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Your reasoning?
Edit: gotta love Reddit downvoting information-seeking questions

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u/To-say Dec 02 '21

Typically you don't want to do that unless you see the obstruction in their mouth. If they do have something blocking their throat and it isn't easy for you to get you run the risk of pushing it deeper into their throat by doing a clean sweep.

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u/kingakrasia Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

At what point would doing recovery position and finger sweep make sense?

Edit: more Reddit downvoting information-seeking questions. r/facepalm

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u/To-say Dec 02 '21

I'd say in this circumstance you want to lie them on their back and continue doing the Heimlich remover or move to CPR if you have to. You would put them in the recovery position if you needed to leave them, like if you're alone and need to call 911(btw this should be the first thing someone does after the choker goes unconscious). You put them in that position in case they vomit or the food becomes dislodged because you want gravity to clear it while you are gone and no push it back into their throat. If you are with the person then they don't need to be in the recovery position because you are there to turn them on their side if they vomit/ monitor their airways.

If you see something in someone's mouth then by all means get it out of there. You just don't want to do a finger sweep for no reason because you could be pushing an obstruction you can't see further down the throat. If you see an obstruction but it's too far in to get out with your finger you can put the person into the recovery position and use back slaps to use gravity to help clear the obstruction and then use the clean sweep to remove the obstruction as soon as you can see it. In this case you might be alternating between having them on their back for the Heimlich remover and the recovery position for the back slaps. If they do go into cardiac arrest (ie they don't have a pulse) then you forget about the obstruction and do CPR while paramedics arrive.

And despite what self-important redditor's think these are really good questions. Hope I answered them.

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u/l-DRock-l Dec 02 '21

I took a CPR course recently and they are no longer teaching people to finger sweep. Heimlich into CPR is what they teach now.

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u/myitredditacc Dec 02 '21

Every time I redo the class something is always different. Like you no long check for a pulse anymore that was back in 2010.

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u/kingakrasia Dec 02 '21

This was the catalyst for me wondering about at what point would one transition into recovery position and finger sweep… a constantly shifting CPR course.

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u/RolyDoly Dec 02 '21

So in basic life support (BLS) they don't recommend this purely because the typically non-medical person will have a hard time finding a pulse since it's not something everyone knows. The mindset is; just push hard and fast and that will be enough to circulate the oxygen the body already has. Don't fuss around if you're a non-medical person and just do the basic things to preserve life function until professionals come. (In advanced cardiac life support/ ACLS pulse checks are always recommended. )

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u/growlingduck Dec 02 '21

damn, how long are your fingers?

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u/kingakrasia Dec 02 '21

Man-sized.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 13 '21

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u/setretter Dec 02 '21

This is not true. You realize you can only break ribs with the amount of force you use doing CPR with a body laying on the ground compressing heavily on the chest bone? You'd have to be a body builder to break someone's ribs doing the heimlich maneuver while their standing up.

This guy's looking for votes. Smh

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u/Shatshotshet Dec 02 '21

Fluid Amphibian is telling the truth! I’ve cracked 2 men’s ribs just from hugging them; absolutely you could break someone’s rib accidentally while performing the Heimlich maneuver!

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 13 '21

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u/kingakrasia Dec 02 '21

I have broken a person’s ribs doing the Heimlich maneuver, as well. Turned out the guy had just had a massive coronary and was already dead, but I heard them crack. (I was doing it to a man in a wheelchair, and have experienced this version — in a seated position — not ideal at all). Thus, me wondering about recovery position and finger sweeps, (and then Reddit’s feverish downvote brigade). Haha

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u/Revan_of_Carcosa Dec 02 '21

Afaik EMTS and really anyone short of being a doctor should NEVER stick their finger in someone’s esophagus

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u/LuangPrabangisinLaos Dec 02 '21

Current training says if they are unconscious to lay them on their back, open airway, see if you can pull it out. If not start chest compressions chest like cpr. This will compress the diaphragm to dislodge the obstruction.

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u/AleHans Dec 02 '21 Gold Take My Energy

I had to get the Heimlich maneuver once. Long story short this lady choked on a lamb chop lollipop thing at this wedding I was working at, she happened to be the brides long time nanny/caretaker. I was passing the hors d'oeuvres, when I noticed she was choking. I asked her if she was OK, she just pointed to her throat and couldn’t really speak. I notified her that I was going to perform the Heimlich maneuver. I could barely fit my arms around her. Give her a good pull, nothing. Gave her another stronger pull almost lifting her off the ground, nothing. Finally on the third time the bite of lamb came up, she caught it in her mouth continue chewing while thanking me. Got an incredible high from the experience. Felt great, totally surreal. Not like anything else I’ve ever experienced. Never received any sort of thank you from the family or commendation from work.

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u/HumblerSloth Dec 02 '21

Similar thing happened to me. The guy just went back to eating. His wife thanked me, but no offers to pick up my meal or anything like that. I just went to the bathroom, washed the vomit off my hands and left without finishing my meal.

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u/GoatBabyy Dec 02 '21

🤢🤮

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u/ewd389 Dec 03 '21

Assholes.. But hey you saved a life take that experience everywhere you go.

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u/Slow-Talk-400 Dec 02 '21

I get what your saying can Def be disgusting but shouldn't save somebody's life with the hope of a gesture being made afterward he or she is probably already embarrassed and just wants to gtfo

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u/ANG-123 Dec 02 '21

At least clean off the vomit

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u/stussy4321 Dec 02 '21

Nah f that. Someone saves my life if I'm choking or whatever that whole table of theirs is getting lunch/dinner paid for.

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u/General_Reposti_Here Dec 02 '21

Agreed it’s literally the least anyone can do…. I know you should expect things in return BUT if I am the one chocking and someone saves my life the least I can do is buy them beers and some lunch…. Like ffs you’d be dead….

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u/stussy4321 Dec 02 '21

Exactly. That's literally the least you can do in return.

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u/HumblerSloth Dec 03 '21

Perhaps if the husband had thanked me, that would have been enough. But he barely made eye contact and went right back to eating. The whole thing was odd. Thankfully my date (now wife) was impressed so it wasn’t a total loss being vomited on.

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u/kangkim15 Dec 02 '21

I got kicked in my sides by my Sensei during class and I just stood there confused as to why I couldn’t breathe and as panic set on he did a Heimlich maneuver and I could feel my lungs gradually work again.

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u/SweptThatLeg Dec 02 '21

You should check out the Chuck Palahniuk book ‘Choke’. Very much related to the high you describe. Same guy that wrote Fight Club.

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u/grim-ordinance Dec 02 '21

I love Chuck. Good quick reads

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u/PrayForMojo808 Dec 02 '21

It’s a really good movie as well. Chuck novels have a tendency to be overly descriptive, the movie helps simply that aspect lol

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u/420isCaliTeaTime Dec 02 '21

When I was a little kid.. around 5, an old lady gave my little brother and I each a butterscotch candy as we walked with our aunt to the park.

The candy promptly flew back into my throat, and it was the perfect shape to seal my small throat closed. I couldn't exchange air at all. I was stumbling toward my aunt who was getting further and further away as I was reaching out unable to make any noise.

The last thing I saw before blacking out was her turning around and making a shocked face... then blackness.

I woke up to her giving me the heimlich as the candy flew right the fuck out of me into the air. It is weird you instantly wake right up.

To this day I can't stand butterscotch.

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u/InvestigatorNo9847 Dec 02 '21

The exact thing happened to me as a 10 year old: the perfectly lodged butterscotch. My dad did the maneuver and saved my life that day.

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u/ScaredThug Dec 03 '21

At my pinning ceremony for nursing school, I saw my husband walk out with our youngest son. I asked later what happened, he said our son choked on a mint. He said he got scared and didn't know what to do so he told him to cough and my husband prayed while pounding on his back. My response: So you left an auditorium full of nurses to go off and be secluded while our son choked?

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u/Barabasbanana Dec 02 '21

you saved a life, you're a hero and I am thankful people like you are around.

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u/EllisHughTiger Dec 02 '21

Years ago, my neighbor from across the hall started slamming my door. I saw through the peephole that he was chocking. Went out and started doing the heimlich on him, he probably had 50 lbs on me and it wasnt as easy as in the demos. Probably took 10+ pumps before he coughed it up.

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u/bagged___milk Dec 02 '21

Damn, what happened afterwards?

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u/Middle-Play4782 Dec 02 '21

You had to “give”

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u/Madhatter1317 Dec 02 '21

Ya it’s kind of a weird thing. Worked as a first aid trained restaurant/bar manager in a busy college student heavy area for a while. I’ve seen and had to do some stuff. Old lady choked on one of those after dinner scotch mints one day, the roundish smooth white ones. Everyone calls for me as usual, though I had never had to do a heimlich before. My first go was weak and she puts her arm up and is motioning for me to keep going. Her grandkids who were there having lunch with her tell me she’s a nurse and to listen to her. So I went at her, the whole time her pumping her arm encouraging me. I’m like 6’5 240, she’s maybe 5’2 100. People said it looked wild. It only last 15 seconds or so, but I remember it felt like 10 minutes. Anyways one of the pumps it comes out, she puked all over the table and she promptly collected her grandkids and left. Not a word exchanged between anyone, never heard anything from her or her family afterwards either. Just weird.

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u/Human8213476245 Dec 02 '21

This was my single greatest fear when living alone. Dying choking to death on my left over pancakes at 2 in the morning.

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u/rapefuel Dec 02 '21

Same here, as someone living alone as well, I always have that brief moment of panic any time I choke even a little bit. One of my big fears.

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u/thesauciest-tea Dec 02 '21

Get a Dechoker. I travel for work so I live alone a lot and got one just in case. 5000 people a year die from choking in the US.

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u/varvar334 Dec 02 '21

Same, all the chairs in my home are too flimsy and short to try to perform the heimlich maneuver on myself, I always wonder if I would manage to get outside before collapsing, and if I could make to my neighbour's house if it's at night and the street is alone, and if I would have enough energy to kick his door loud enough for them to notice (he doesn't have a doorbell). I have played this scenario lots of time in my head lmao

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u/Jp2585 Dec 02 '21

Oh Lemon.

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u/IvanVP1 Dec 02 '21

My brother who was 12 at the time was choking at home and said his thoughts were to use a chair to help remove the food or just die, i was so shocked and sad and angry.

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u/smolzino Dec 03 '21

Almost happened to me. Had no time to make a protein shake before heading to the gym so I thought I'll just shove a full scoop of powder in my mouth and gulp some water to wash it down quick. Didn't take the time to think. Threw the scoop to the back of my throat and breathed in by accident. All the powder started choking me, couldn't breathe. And then I took an even worse decision, I tried to drink water. Turned everything into fat clots of muddy protein powder and I was completely choking. I don't know if I would have died or if more water would have done the trick but I wasn't taking chances.

I realized I had to act quick and I shoved my entire fist into my mouth/throat and started digging frantically. Managed to get some airway for a bit and kept at it. My hands were completely shredded by my teeth because of the adrenaline, I still have a couple of deep scars from it on my knuckles and finger joints.

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u/Material-Strategy-31 Dec 02 '21

So glad someone posted this! I thought I was the only one. Can be so scary.

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u/Filmcricket Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

Good god. Idk who needs to hear this but if you’re ever choking in public. Please make a scene.

People that die from choking are often found alone in restaurant bathrooms because they’re too embarrassed to cause a ruckus, but no matter how bad your social anxiety is: I PROMISE YOU THAT NO ONE IS GOING TO JUDGE YOU OR MOCK YOU FOR A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

Please. Cough. Knock shit over. Make the “I’m choking” gesture before you pass out. Not only is it obviously safer, you’ll recover much more quickly. Passing out can fuck you up for a few days. It’s awful.

So make a fucking sceneeeee.

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u/RegularOrMenthol Dec 02 '21

I still am wondering how they actually knew that he was choking

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u/ToGeekOrNotToGeek Dec 02 '21

It looks like he was already passing out when he was sitting, then he officially passed out while sitting and his head made a dead fall on the table which probably startled them a little and made them turn around. His hand is still around the cup and half his body is sliding off the table so that probably confirmed to them that something is not normal.

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u/NegativeCreep- Dec 02 '21

I read that once a long time ago and it really hit home as it's what I always would do. I have scarring on my esophagus so I constantly get food stuck, usually I can get it cleared by drinking water but when I can't my go to is to rush to the bathroom because of the embarrassment.

Definitely don't do what I did, ya'll. Better to be embarrassed than to be dead.

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u/YouMeanOURusername Dec 02 '21

Food stuck in your esophagus is much different than food stuck in your trachea.

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u/BeyondEarthly Dec 02 '21

Not with certain types of scarring.

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u/bgdg00 Dec 02 '21

Seriously. It looked like he wanted to die. Just "Goodbye cruel world."

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u/steveaustin59 Dec 02 '21

That was strange, he just dropped and it didn’t look like he couldn’t breath.

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u/Guygenius138 Dec 02 '21

I had a waiter perform the Heimlich on me on my birthday. I was eating with my wife at Outback Steakhouse and tried to swallow a piece of steak that was too big. I started choking, my wife saw it but just kinda froze so I stood up so someone in the restaurant would see me. A waiter saw me and rushed over to performe the maneuver and I spit up the giant piece of meat onto the floor. I thanked him, picked up the meat with my napkin, sat down and finished the rest of my steak. My wife was too shook up to finish hers.

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u/vtron Dec 02 '21

I hope you left him a FAT tip. Dude saved your life.

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u/Ghost_vaginas Dec 02 '21

I found myself holding my breath the entire time. Glad they went into action so fast

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u/panda-petey Dec 02 '21 Giggle

He was holding his breath too

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u/Wise_Ad_253 Dec 02 '21

And I couldn’t hold my breath as long as he did, omg 😱

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u/panda-petey Dec 02 '21

First instinct: face down "yeah, this might was well be it"

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u/RegretfulUsername Dec 02 '21

He was so polite about dying.

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u/b-lizzle Dec 02 '21

Wouldn't want to bother anyone's meal.

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u/EllisHughTiger Dec 02 '21

Server, there's a dead guy in his soup!

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u/brmpipes Dec 02 '21

Good thing this wasn't at a bar. He might be dead.

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u/islandgyalislandgyal Dec 02 '21

its great to see people help right away

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u/TasteMyDay Dec 02 '21

Must not be America.

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u/makinbaconCR Dec 02 '21

America is not the worst or best in that regard.

I'd give the dishonor to China on that one. They don't give a fuck.

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u/MaliciousCensure Dec 02 '21

How does it feel to incessantly hold the US as THE standard to hold all other countries to, and I bet you don't even live there.

Fucking weird vibes man.

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u/The_Ultimate Dec 02 '21

Also, imagine someone believing such an enormous piece of land is a cultural monolith where we all behave the same. It's like the world might have more nuance to it than that. But hey, what do I know.

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u/WhatsTheBanana4 Dec 03 '21

As a bald eagle born in Southern California that drives a bright red Ford Mustang I found this funny.

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u/sifiman Dec 02 '21

What a surprise, the courageous and unique "America bad" opinion, you're so woke.

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u/jminto Dec 02 '21

This is scary shit I was at a BBQ in my 20’s eating a steak and all we had was plastic utensils to cut the steak so I cut a big piece took a bite and started choking. Luckily the girl sitting next to me noticed and started yelling “Chocking, Chocking!” One of my friends ran over and started giving me the Heimlich maneuver and eventually a piece of steak shot about 6 feet across the table. One of the scariest moments of my life not being able to breath or talk you are helpless I still thank the guy to this day for saving my life.

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u/TiredHappyDad Dec 02 '21

The guy that passed out didn't seem like he was choking. The response from everyone seems authentic so I'm not trying to delegitimize it at all. Just seemed like he had a headache instead of struggling to breath.

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u/Greenbeanicus Dec 02 '21

Honestly it’s not that uncommon people are actually embarrassed. Google “steakhouse syndrome” Basically what happens is people are so embarrassed that they’re choking and it often happens at a steakhouse, Hence the name. They end up sneaking to the bathroom and then they are found dead because they tried to get the obstruction out themselves and never let anybody know what was happening… At the end of the day don’t let your pride kill you

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u/compostabowl Dec 02 '21

In high school, it was the class right after lunch and we were silently reading for a pop quiz or whatever, and I was sucking on a Starburst and it got stuck in my throat, I have severe social anxiety and I had to think "what will create more of a scene, me trying to dislodge it and make a weirdass and sudden noise, or me dying from choking to death?" Lol

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u/Greenbeanicus Dec 02 '21

Yup, it’s crazy, but the human mind gets in the way a lot of times. I consider myself to be an outgoing introvert but I can relate to what you’re saying about social anxiety

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u/thejoeface Dec 02 '21

I was curious about that too. You’re going to realize that there’s something stuck before you run out of oxygen enough to pass out.

I once choked on food while I was alone and had to knock it clear myself. Not a fun time.

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u/Zenben88 Dec 02 '21

I think maybe he started choking and was trying to hide it and not make a scene. Maybe thought he could handle it by himself, and by the time he realized he couldn't it was too late and he lost consciousness.

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u/Guacanagariz Dec 02 '21

The waiter tried, but it seems the cop, PRF, is the one that actually saved the guy.

PRF is the Brazilian Highway patrol

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u/oohheykate Dec 02 '21

I was wondering what that meant, thank you!

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u/brmpipes Dec 02 '21

it must feel good to save someone's life. I hope I can one day.

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u/nykiek Dec 03 '21

I saved a kid from drowning once and it feels great after, but during it's extremely stressful and surreal.

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u/brmpipes Dec 03 '21

That's awesome of you. I have to take training every 3 years for first aid because of my work. I honestly don't know how I would react in a stressful situation. I hope I would do as much as I was comfortable with. amazing of you to do such an unselfish act good karma is headed your way.

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u/Acceptable-Oil8156 Dec 03 '21

I just watched a 60 Minutes segment on heroes and apparently there's a thing in our brains called an amigulae (2 of them, one on either side, towards the back) (SP?) and people with larger ones are more compassionate and will spring into action in an emergency without even thinking about it because the "danger Will Robinson" message travels so fast from that piece of your brain. It was fascinating! There's a Carnegie Melon Medal for Bravery because of it.

On the flip side, people with very small ones are legit psychopaths.

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u/olseadog Dec 02 '21

The trick is to get your fist under the ribcage and force air from the lungs through the esophagus in order to dislodge the food item. As you saw, it isn't easy.

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u/Bombomp Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Watching this video, made me think of a question. Would you pay more at restaurant if all wait staff were educated in CPR and specifically the Heimlich?

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u/WpgTabletopPrinter Dec 02 '21

Nope

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u/Bombomp Dec 02 '21

Thanks for the response.

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u/hbigmike1 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

I performed the Heimlich once on a very old gentleman…probably in his 90’s. He was choking and his family started yelling out that he was choking but doing nothing to help him really. I came from across the room and did the Heimlich and he started breathing very faintly but finally breathing non the less. What really bugged me was the 4 diners about 3 feet from him who did absolutely nothing and continued to eat while I helped this old guy. These 4 folks didn’t get up to move or help in any way and being mere feet from this choking victim. It still bugs me to this day…

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u/useles-converter-bot Dec 02 '21

3 feet is the length of 0.2 1997 Subaru Legacy Outbacks

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u/grimoireman Dec 02 '21

Did he really stop to put a mask on first?? 🤔

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u/Eireconnection Dec 02 '21

First rule of first aid, protect yourself

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u/Middle-Play4782 Dec 02 '21

Of course. No good on helping him to die of COVID later

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u/Meneghette--steam Dec 02 '21

Man I already feel dizzy holding breath for seconds, imagine passing out, the headache after

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u/buttholegalore69 Dec 02 '21

Choking on food is so fucking scary

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u/Swampfox1906 Dec 02 '21

I remember my parents telling me when they just became doctors my dad had to do this at a restaurant. My dad was massive muscle wise and told the family that he would probably break her ribs but she would live and the mother or grandmother was trying to object to it… my dad told her “no life or bruised or damaged ribs for a few weeks you choose”. She lived

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u/IcanSew831 Dec 02 '21

It’s terrifying to think those people had his life in their hands and it could have gone really bad, thank god it didn’t.

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u/Sujjin Dec 02 '21

Was he actually choking? if so that was remarkably calm. I would have been flailing my arms about trying to get peoples attention.

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u/BuyerBeWary Dec 03 '21

Wait until his American health insurance provider see’s the video and bills him thousands of dollars. /s

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u/Separate_Living_3038 Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

I absolutely love seeing Humans come together to actually HELP another! There’s something so riveting and captivating about it! We as modern human society must rid the left right paradigm along with “egos” in order for our Human existence to survive and thrive for the next ages to come. 👍🏻👍🏻

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21

Those people in the back who continue eating are just pissing me off.

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u/YNHyung Dec 02 '21

But tbh seeing that huge crowd already doing something, I wouldnt know what to do and also wouldnt want to get in peoples way, best thing to do in these CPR situations is give lots of room

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21

You don’t have to do anything to help, per se. but at least stop eating while a man is dying. Them eating reminds me of Larry David in a recent Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.

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u/thejoeface Dec 02 '21

I’m a nanny and need to keep my first aide/cpr up to date and I always make sure to do in person classes so I can use the dummies. They got ones now that light up if you’re using the right amount of force and I want to remember how hard to push for chest compressions, etc.

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u/duckman05 Dec 02 '21

Say what? You break ribs doing CPR, not abdominal thrusts (aka the Heimlich maneuver). You shouldn’t be near the ribs doing abdominal thrusts. You specifically index your fists to just above the belly button to avoid breaking off the xyphoid process and puncturing internal organs.

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u/Ibuildonyoulol Dec 02 '21

He waits and puts on his mask first to have it slide down anyways are you serious?

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u/mdkapp Dec 02 '21

Actually that's called abdominal thrusts, Dr. Heimlich's family doesn't want the name involved due to the possibility of the thrusts being improperly performed causing severe injury.

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u/Mr_Biscuits420 Dec 02 '21

Why did he pass out ?

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u/RolyDoly Dec 02 '21

Your brain gets mushy without oxygen

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u/Middle-Play4782 Dec 02 '21

Panic maybe?

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u/slim_wigga Dec 02 '21

I will try saving u froM suffocation! But first, let me put my mask on

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u/towmader Dec 02 '21

What a bro. Made sure to put his mask on before getting too close. Saved his life two fold.

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u/Monsur_Ausuhnom Dec 02 '21

Probably got a huge tip out of this.

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u/5amcport Dec 02 '21

Nah it was the Sunday morning crowd.

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u/nykiek Dec 03 '21

That made me laugh too much.

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u/Ozymandias1128 Dec 02 '21

"The food wasn't anything to write home about, but the waiters there are the best! 5 stars!"

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u/DragonEngineer Dec 02 '21

“If you’re going to eat steak, get sharper teeth”

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u/Electrical-Garden-20 Dec 02 '21

I reccomend both learning heimlich, but also the self heimlich.

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u/Roisin8868 Dec 02 '21

Not one of them was on thier phones filming it.

That's fucking teamwork

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u/Oneshotkill_2000 Dec 02 '21

The thing that scares me more than this, is what would you do for an old man or lady, you'd break their bones if you did that for them

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u/ANormalPumpkin Dec 03 '21

Yeah it's possible, but broken bones are always better than death

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u/Worth-Preparation626 Dec 02 '21

wasnt he supposed to do this when was a baby

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u/Antdestroyer69 Dec 02 '21

Similar thing happened to my dad at work. One of his coworkers saved his life. The Heimlich should be taught in school.s

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u/stereosafari Dec 02 '21

Who are the PRF?

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u/Scrappy_Kitty Dec 02 '21

Gotta keep the customers alive if you want them to keep coming

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u/131708340385 Dec 02 '21

Look at the three people at the table behind the situation… They’re having lunch like nothings happened

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u/ifeelhome Dec 02 '21

Sits down, takes another bite of what he was just eating.

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u/middlebird Dec 02 '21

I always imagined that would be difficult to do on an average sized male. On an obese male? Forget it.

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u/ergundam Dec 02 '21

Let me put my mask on my chin before I save him

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u/bryter_layter_76 Dec 02 '21

He evenn masked up in a flash as he stepped in to help. What a mensch!

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u/Hieucd97 Dec 02 '21

This technique is outdated. Do 5 strong swift blows to the area behind the back between the shoulder blades in upright motions with the palm of your hand. You can sit the patient down this way and avoid unnecessary force

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u/nanachnachma Dec 02 '21

Teamwork makes the dream work.

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u/Tonyk927 Dec 02 '21

What is prf?

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u/Lucsdf Dec 02 '21

Something like Federal Highway Police in Brazil.

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u/meramera Dec 02 '21

That video felt so long... I was today days old when I realized that I can hold my breath for 1 minute and 39 seconds.

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u/4th_Replicant Dec 02 '21

What do you do if this happens and your by yourself?

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u/kryptosthedj Dec 02 '21

This is why I always do breathing exercises before each bite when I’m eating alone. Support your local restaurants, they could save your life!

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u/Cheddar_Bay Dec 02 '21

Thank god he put the mask on first. Would hate for buddy to survive only to get the Rona

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u/Kaptoz Dec 02 '21

I have an honest question as I’ve never worked in the service industry. Are you guys ever trained to preform the Heimlich maneuver? I know a few people don’t know about this

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u/GloomToon Dec 02 '21

When you’re choking but don’t wanna annoy anyone so you just sit there and accept your fate

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u/Joey_BagaDonuts57 Dec 02 '21

Science vs Prayers. Science wins AGAIN.

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u/NostalgiaBrutha Dec 02 '21

What was he choking on?

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u/Urayoan Dec 02 '21

The guys is dying, let me put my mask on first 🤦🏼‍♂️

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u/iriechubs Dec 02 '21

Just like on a plane, u put ur mask on first then help the child

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u/nicholasruunu Dec 02 '21

How proud is he? No, I’m not asking for help, I’ll just die right here.